“Three other players gave Matt Barnes a tougher time than LeBron James?!”: When the former NBA champ revealed the 5 toughest players he ever guarded

Matt Barnes once named Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade as the five toughest players he ever guarded. Matt Barnes was one of the few players who had a dog mentality. During his playing days,…

“If you don’t like Stephen Curry, you’re just a HATER!”: Matt Barnes talks about Steph winning the much anticipated Finals MVP and his 4th ring on Dubs Talk

Former Warrior Matt Barnes joined Grant Liffmann on this week’s Dubs Talk to discuss Stephen Curry obtaining the one missing achievement There aren’t many guys in NBA History who have a list of achievements as long as Stephen Curry. The…

“We was blowing it down there!”: JR Smith reveals how cannabis exposure helped LeBron James and co win the 2020 NBA Bubble championship for the Lakers’ 17th championship

JR Smith says that LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Lakers squad benefited immensely from cannabis use in the Orlando Bubble. Cannabis is a plant that has long been stigmatized by governments and political parties worldwide. Much…

“Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan would cuss and bring grown men in near tears”: Matt Barnes quizzes LeBron James on letting his teammates off the hook 

NBA veteran Matt Barnes questions the leadership of LeBron James, comparing it to that of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Well, it’s no surprise that the Lakers failing to make the playoffs would bring LeBron James under major scrutiny. The…

“Anyone crazy enough to f–k with me is crazy enough to play with me”: When Kobe Bryant explained why he recruited Matt Barnes to the Lakers

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant recruited Matt Barnes back in 2010 after their regular season encounter during the 2009-10 season When one thinks of the most competitive players in the NBA, one often imagines Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant. These two…

“Chris Paul is an acquired taste”: Former Clippers teammates Matt Barnes and JJ Redick discuss being CP3’s teammate as well as his long-illustrious career

Matt Barnes and JJ Redick talk about Chris Paul being some of the top point guards at age 37, also talk about his way of gelling with people. Chris Paul has been much more and better than any one of…

“Kobe Bryant was a dirty motherf**ker”: Matt Barnes dishes on the iconic ‘ball fake’ to JJ Redick along with the Lakers icon elbowing him in the sternum

Matt Barnes reveals that Kobe Bryant was a dirty player and had several physical tactics to help him gain an advantage.  Kobe Bryant had a such an elite offensive and defensive skillset throughout his career that his dirty plays from…

“Zion Williamson doesn’t want to be there”: Matt Barnes says young superstars are never loyal to small market teams

Matt Barnes reveals Zion Williamson wants out, especially his family. Says young superstars are not attracted towards small-market teams.  Zion Williamson has been a problem for New Orleans Pelicans ever since his draft. Due to his bulky stature, the Duke…

“Shaq wouldn’t have dunked on me with that spin move!”: Charles Oakley promises he would’ve held the Lakers legend off on his signature spin move at his Finals MVP prime

Charles Oakley sits down with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson of the All The Smoke Podcast and discusses specific incidents, his relationship with Michael Jordan, and other moments during his 19-year career in the NBA. Charles Oakley was Oakley was…

“We would have added Kevin Garnett to the young ‘We Believe’ Warriors”: Matt Barnes talks about the time when The Big Ticket almost joined the Bay Area team

Former NBA champion Matt Barnes reveals Kevin Garnett had kept Golden State Warriors as an option when he joined the Celtics Matt Barnes played in the NBA for 14 years as a small forward. An impactful player who mostly came…